U.S. online retail sales are expected to reach $65 billion in 2004, and will continue to grow by a compound annual growth rate of 17 percent through 2008 to top $117 billion, according to a report issued from Jupiter Research. As consumers’ level of comfort with online functions such as e-mail and research continues to increase, so too will their level of participation in e-commerce.
Google is reported to be having second thoughts about its $16bn flotation in the spring because of concerns that market conditions are not yet right.
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In contrast to PageRank™, Google’s Hilltop algorithm determines the relevance and importance of a specific web page determined by the search query or keyword used in the search box.
In its basic, simplest form, instead of relying only on the PageRank™ value to find “authoritative pages”, it would be more useful if that “PR value” would be more relevant by the topic or subject of that same page.
From the Rank for $ales website: http://www.rankforsales.com/special/predictions-for-2004-search-engines-and-seo.html